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Salary: $8,115.00 - $9,859.00
Posted: 03/01/2013

Job Description:



POSITION NUMBERS: 538-202-3783, 538-202-3783-099, 538-202-3783-192

This position is subject to the Department’s Conflict of Interest Code.

Job Description : Under the direction of the Operations and Site Review Engineer, the incumbent will function independently as an Operations Engineer within the Operations and Site Review Unit in the Division’s Cypress District Office. Possession of a valid driver’s license of the appropriate class issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles is required. Travel on-road and off-road may be required.

Duties : Analyzes and evaluates proposed production well operations for compliance with the Public Resource Code and the California Code of Regulations regarding operational and environmental safety and maintenance. Issues well permits that list requirements for proposed oil and gas well operations to ensure compliance to State laws and regulations. Reviews field engineer’s technical reports on oil and gas operations witnessed for compliance with Division laws and State regulations. Reviews well work histories for accuracy. Issues Final Letters for oil and gas wells, performs well record information inquiries, and reviews notices of records due to operators.

Prepares formal orders for well abandonment or remedial work and obtains specifications for bids to abandon or perform remedial well work. Prepares bid packages for State well abandonment projects for supervisor’s review. Reviews submitted bids for accuracy/timeliness and assists Supervisor in formal award process. Monitors performance of selected contractors working under State contracts to ensure appropriate services are provided timely and in accordance to bid specifications.

Represents the Division/District at industry or professional society meetings. Attends public hearings, conferences, and professional society meetings related to oil and gas operations of the Division. Meets with other government agencies and industry representatives to resolve potential/existing oil and gas well related problems to ensure environmental protection & safety. Answers various public and industry inquiries related to operations within the District.

Conducts/reviews subsurface geologic and engineering studies and/or other studies as needed to ensure compliance with State laws, and regulations and also to identify deficiencies requiring corrective action.

Compiles statistical data on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis regarding various phases of oil and gas production reports and field operations utilizing a personal computer and various databases.

Prepares technical articles and reports for publication and assists in the compiling of statistical data for publication in the Division’s Annual Report of the State Oil and Gas Supervisor.

Desired Qualifications : Proficient in organizational skills, leadership skills, communication skills, technical skills, and the ability to work in a team environment.

If your name is not currently on the Associate Oil and Gas Engineer employment eligibility list you may click on the hyperlink below to take the examination. All applicants will receive written notification of their test results. Names of successful applicants will be placed on an Associate Oil and Gas Engineer employment eligibility list.

Associate Oil and Gas Engineer and Senior Oil and Gas Engineer Examination

Who May Apply : Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, or with list eligibility. All interested applicants must submit a standard State Application (STD 678) with original signature and clearly indicate the HR 200 Number(s) and basis of their eligibility in the “Job Title” portion of the application. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be selected for an interview. SROA and Surplus candidates should attach “surplus letter” to their application.

Submit Application To : Department of Conservation, Human Resources Office, Attention: Anita Doxie, 801 K Street, MS 22-13, Sacramento, CA 95814-3530. If you have questions, contact Weegee DeBernardi at (916) 323-1775.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
OPERATIONS ENGINEER 538 - 202 - 3783 - XXX
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Until Filled
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone

(916) 323-1775

Special Requirements:
COI - 4

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